The Tallest Man on Earth show, originally set for the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, is moving to The Orange Peel in Asheville.
Tickets go on sale at the Peel at noon on Friday. Tickets are $29.50 in advance. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
About the show, from a press release:
Folk singer-songwriter from Dalarna, Sweden known for recording and producing his own records, The Tallest Man on Earth, Kristian Matsson, is recognized by both critics and his fans for his charismatic stage presence. He has been compared to Bob Dylan both in terms of songwriting ability as well as vocal style. He has toured with Bon Iver, and produced the singles, 1904 and The Gardener.
If you’re a fan of The Tallest Man On Earth, his newest album, Dark Bird Is Home, pays real tribute to the old records you fell for, and goes new places you’re going to love as well. If you’re new to The Man: enjoy these songs, and know there are 40 or more other gems waiting on earlier albums and singles.
While Dark Bird is The Tallest Man at his most personal and direct, deeper and darker than ever at times, it’s also an album with strokes of whimsy and the scent of new beginnings – which feels fresh for The Tallest Man on Earth, and well timed. Reliably, the melodies and arrangements are sturdy and classic, like old cars and tightly wound clocks. The lyrics and their delivery are both comforting and alarming, like tall trees and wide hills.
You should expect the loudest and proudest sounds yet from The Tallest Man on Earth on album number four, but also the softest and the lowest. For the next few years, the Dark Bird tour will come to your city or a town nearby, and for the first time The Man is bringing a band to the stage with him.
I was surprised to see this show booked at Thomas Wolfe in the first place, as I didn’t think there was a chance that he could sell out that many seats in Asheville, and I also thought he’d get lost on that giant stage. The Orange Peel seems like a much more sensible venue.
Looking forward to seeing this boy, but wouldn’t the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium have been a better “fit?”